There is no short supply of Israeli artists making an impact on the global entertainment industry. From Gene Simmons to Natalie Portman, Israeli celebrities have been dazzling world stages for decades.
At Creative Community For Peace (CCFP), we celebrate artistic freedom and support entertainers bringing people together through their art.
Best known for her performance as Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot is a model, martial arts expert, and actress. Crowned Miss Israel at the age of 18, she went on to study law and international relations at IDC Herzliya University.
From slaying bad guys in “Wonder Woman,” to high-speed getaways in the “Fast & The Furious” franchise, to co-starring with Ben Affleck, Amy Adams and Laurence Fishburne in “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” Gal has undoubtedly done her part promoting girl power!
In 2018, Gadot was featured on Time Magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world and is among the entertainment industries highest-paid actresses.
Perlman is an Israeli-American conductor, violinist, and celebrated music teacher. Some notable events he has performed at include a US State Dinner at the White House honoring Queen Elizabeth II and the Presidential Inauguration of US President Barak Obama.
In 2015, he won the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Over the years, he also amassed 16 Grammy Awards, four Emmy’s, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Simmons was born Chaim Witz on August 25, 1949, in Haifa, Israel, to Jewish emigrants from Hungary, immigrating to the United States at age 8.
Simmons is the ultimate rock-star known for his iconic persona, The Demon, as the bass player, and co-founder, of the rock band, Kiss.
He has a history of being outspoken on controversial topics. Unafraid of the consequence, and believing solidly in freedom of speech and the power of celebrity, Gene has publically discussed everything from the war on terrorism to America’s stance on immigration. He’s also is a staunch humanitarian and philanthropist.
Netta is a talented, unique, and enigmatic Israeli singer with a discerning eye for the outrageous. Netta dominated the fifth season of the talent show HaKokhav HaBa (Rising Star), winning the title and earning her the supreme honor of representing her country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Netta won Eurovision behind the international hit song, “Toy.”
The prolific actresses first ever role came when she was just 12 years old, starring in the – now-iconic – action film “Léon: The Professional.”
Portman has garnered numerous awards and nominations for her acting, including being awarded the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama and the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in “Black Swan,” and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for “Closer.” She has received two more Academy Award nominations: Best Supporting Actress for “Closer” and Best Actress for “Jackie;” and two more Golden Globe nominations: Best Supporting Actress for “Anywhere but Here” (1999) and Best Actress in a Drama for “Jackie.”
Portman is a human rights activist and philanthropist, in addition to also being the face of Dior.
Considered among the most internationally successful models to hail from Israel, Refaeli was voted No. 6 on Maxim magazine’s infamous Hot 100 list in 2012 and graced the cover of the vaunted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2009.
As an effervescent, enigmatic, and highly popular television host, Refaeli has hosted The X Factor Israel since 2013 and hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel-Aviv in 2019.
One of the hottest newcomers on the scene, Atias gained fame in the Italian films “Gas” and “Mother of Tears.” However, she is best known for her work with Paul Haggis in the 2008 TV series “Crash” and the 2013 film “Third Person.” She also starred on the FX television series “Tyrant,” and now stars in the NBC hit television series, “The Village.”